Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Protector - Creating the Shield Today

Taking from the construction of actual war shields, I attempt to make one out of burlap, wax, and copper tubing. Dipping the burlap in melted wax, then doubling it up and then cutting out a circular shape. I then form copper tubing into a hoop shape to stretch the burlap over. Then I run string from one side to the other to act as rawhide straps to draw the burlap tight on the hoop of copper.

Final Photographs.

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